Biz The Magazine - December 2017

On The Cutting Edge

Strolling down the tiny winding streets of Laguiole in southern France, Napoleonville, Louisiana native Jackie Blanchard passed store after store, all proudly proclaiming themselves as “Coutelier” which translates, “Knife Shop.” Through the windows, she could spy dazzling arrays of knives…

Top Ten Stories of the Year

  1  |  Healthcare Industry Explosion New Orleans is leading the nation. By Kim Singletary Greater New Orleans currently ranks first in the nation for healthcare job growth. In the past 10 years, jobs in this sector have increased by…

An Early Bienvenue

Living in an area that attracts a lot of tourists means locals often welcome out-of-town guests. Whether hosting them on our couches or in well-appointed guest rooms, New Orleanians pride ourselves on our hospitality. This holiday season, why not start…

Open Spaces

In 2003, Peter Trapolin, principal at Trapolin-Peer Architects, bought a pre-turn-of-the-century Warehouse District property at 850 Tchoupitoulas St. The intention was to move the firm from its offices at St. Charles and Julia streets to a larger space more indicative…

Two for Drew

Drew Brees, the greatest Saints player to wear the black and gold, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. While that designation might be a crossroads in the careers of many players, Brees, who has…

Shedding Light on Our Darkness

A local, independent filmmaker, Andrew Bryan has nothing but wonderful things to say about his time spent at UNO Film School. He will happily spend hours praising the film community here and has an obvious love of his adopted home…

An Eden Just Down the Road

Tucked away in New Orleans’ Lakewood neighborhood lies an ecological oasis on eight acres. A National Historic Landmark, Longue Vue House and Gardens encompasses a main house, eight dependencies, five additional structures, 14 garden areas and 22 fountains and ponds.…

2016 vs. 2017

This is the second year that Biz has ended the year with a rundown of our take on the top 10 news stories that affected business, so I’m finding myself naturally comparing the two years. Last year the top story…

Building Women, Building the City

From Broadmoor to Bywater, entrepreneurial support programs and facilities seem to be popping up everywhere. Yet there are still segments of the New Orleans population not well represented in this ecosystem, and certain industries new businesses seem to be struggling…

Personalized Business News

For the past several months we have been working behind the scenes to launch a new digital product for the business executive in New Orleans. On Dec. 1, “Morning Biz” opens to the public. This new email newsletter will arrive…

Becoming a Professional

During my senior year of high school, a local businessman visited to talk to us about job interviews and the professional workplace. He advised dressing appropriately and, “for the job you want; not the job you have.” He also discussed…

December Calendar

5 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1515 Poydras St. 5th Floor Auditorium NewOrleansChamber.org 5 Propeller Lunch & Individual Tax and Business Advising with P&N 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Propeller Incubator 4035 Washington…

Reflect and Recharge

2018 is just days ahead of us. This means not only will we find ourselves taking half a second before we write a new year in the checkbooks, we’ll also hopefully be taking some time to try something new, especially…

Industry News

PORT Port of New Orleans Surpasses Half-Million Container Mark for Third Consecutive Year Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian positioned the port as a global gateway, highlighting gains in cargo and cruise volumes in 2017, at…

Educating for Today

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in trade, transportation and utilities in Louisiana averaged around 383,000 from March to August of this year. Construction jobs have grown from 147,000 to 154,000 in that same time…

Recent Opening

SpringHill/TownePlace Suites Hotel management and construction company NewcrestImage has announced plans to renovate the former ODECO Building — named for its original tenant, the Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company — into the first-ever dual-branded SpringHill and TownePlace Suites by Marriott…

All For One

What was once a relatively abandoned and forgotten few blocks — passed over for the busy Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard — is becoming one of New Orleans’ main dining and entertainment destinations. Fulton Street, located in the city’s…

December Events

7th Annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium: “New Perspectives on the Changing Economy” Tuesday, October 10 | Loyola University (Roussell Hall) New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS(r) and the Commercial Investment Division sponsored this all-day event, which included an…

Building a Foundation for Learning

The late Fr. Harry Tompson spent much of his life as an education champion and always preached that New Orleans’ future rested on “the hearts and minds of our children.” He started The Good Shepherd School 17 years ago to…

Don't Believe the Headlines

Mark Twain is said to have quipped, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” This quote comes to mind every time I read a headline declaring that New Orleans is losing population and the city is on the decline.…

The $5 Logo: Is It For You?

The $5 logo is not a hoax. It’s a product offered on the internet by several sources — same goes for the $99 website or the close-to-free business cards. How do you acquire such marketing tool bargains? Well, it starts…